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    Posted 5 years ago

    betweenthe…
    (70 items)

    This is my new doll, circa 1850s. Her papier-mâché head is known as the Pauline style by German doll maker Johann Andreas Voit, and her body is French and all leather. I cannot begin to express how thrilled I am. She is just about perfect from her shining glass eyes to her tiny teeth. Her pate is painted black with the signature curlycue curls framing her temples, but I will be displaying her for now with the wig and bonnet with which she arrived. Her fingers have rings and her wrists have bracelets. Her clothing and shoes are perfect in almost pristine condition. Thank you for sharing in my enthusiasm! I've given her a new name-- Fidelma.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Fantastic, Fidelma is a beauty!
    2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much, horserescuer, kyratango, Efesgirl, and fortapache. I am, once again, over the moon with joy for this doll.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Fidelma is absolutely incredible!! I'm totally blown away by the wonderful condition she's in. Evidently, she was very special to someone to take such great care of her throughout the years.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      What a wonderful addition to your collection ! Love her . How tall is she ?
    5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, jscott0363. Yes, someone must've really loved her. I wish I knew her provenance. Thank you, Manikin. She is 14" in height.
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Bthelens.....she is just beautiful !!
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much, TassieDevil. Much appreciated. I knew everyone who loves dolls would love her. She is a real treasure. Thank you, vetraio50 and nittygritty1962.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Caperkid.
    9. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the love, SEAN68.
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Agram.m and Virginia.vintage!
    11. mareredware mareredware, 5 years ago
      She is an absolute treasure! I love her. Thanks for sharing.
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      A very belated thank you, mareredware. So glad you love her!

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